|----+----+----+----+----+----4 |SUM |PROD|MAX |MAP*|MAP^|MAP$| |----+----+----+----+----+----| |MINV|MDET|MTRN|IDNT|CRSS|"x" | |----+----+----+----+----+----| |PACK|UNPK|INDX|BLD |LEN |... | |----+----+----+----+----+----|

The keys in this menu operate on vectors and matrices.

`PACK` removes an integer `n` from the top of the stack;
the next `n` stack elements are removed and packed into a vector,
which is replaced onto the stack. Thus the sequence
`1 ENTER 3 ENTER 5 ENTER 3 PACK` enters the vector
``[1, 3, 5]'` onto the stack. To enter a matrix, build each row
on the stack as a vector, then use a final `PACK` to collect the
rows into a matrix.

`UNPK` unpacks the vector on the stack, pushing each of its
components separately.

`INDX` removes an integer `n`, then builds a vector of
integers from 1 to `n`. `INV INDX` takes three numbers
from the stack: The vector size `n`, the starting number,
and the increment. `BLD` takes an integer `n` and any
value `x` and builds a vector of `n` copies of `x`.

`IDNT` removes an integer `n`, then builds an `n`-by-`n`
identity matrix.

`LEN` replaces a vector by its length, an integer.

`...` turns on or off "abbreviated" display mode for large vectors.

`MINV`, `MDET`, `MTRN`, and `CROSS` are the matrix
inverse, determinant, and transpose, and vector cross product.

`SUM` replaces a vector by the sum of its elements. It is
equivalent to `u +` in normal Calc (see section Statistical Operations on Vectors).
`PROD` computes the product of the elements of a vector, and
`MAX` computes the maximum of all the elements of a vector.

`INV SUM` computes the alternating sum of the first element
minus the second, plus the third, minus the fourth, and so on.
`INV MAX` computes the minimum of the vector elements.

`HYP SUM` computes the mean of the vector elements.
`HYP PROD` computes the sample standard deviation.
`HYP MAX` computes the median.

`MAP*` multiplies two vectors elementwise. It is equivalent
to the `V M *` command. `MAP^` computes powers elementwise.
The arguments must be vectors of equal length, or one must be a vector
and the other must be a plain number. For example, `2 MAP^` squares
all the elements of a vector.

`MAP$` maps the formula on the top of the stack across the
vector in the second-to-top position. If the formula contains
several variables, Calc takes that many vectors starting at the
second-to-top position and matches them to the variables in
alphabetical order. The result is a vector of the same size as
the input vectors, whose elements are the formula evaluated with
the variables set to the various sets of numbers in those vectors.
For example, you could simulate `MAP^` using `MAP$` with
the formula ``x^y'`.

The `"x"` key pushes the variable name x onto the
stack. To build the formula x^2 + 6, you would use the
key sequence `"x" 2 y^x 6 +`. This formula would then be
suitable for use with the `MAP$` key described above.
With `INV`, `HYP`, or `INV` and `HYP`, the
`"x"` key pushes the variable names y, z, and
t, respectively.

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